Nextbike Celebrates 6 Years, 50,000 Users, 30 Cities in Croatia and Region

Daniela Rogulj


The Nextbike public bicycle system in Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina today counts more than 50,000 registered users who recognize it as the most convenient, fastest, healthiest and fun form of transportation around, reports HRTurizam on May 14, 2019. 

Two friends, Krešimir Dvorski and Ante Gustin, started bravely and proactively with the story of promoting public bicycles as integral public transport six years ago. While the road to the top wasn’t easy, and the team dealt with a slow reaction and little market interest, they persevered, and today, Nextbike continues to expand. 

On Nextbike’s sixth birthday, which was May 14, 2019, the public bicycle system is present in more than 30 cities in Croatia and the region – and what follows is integration with other stakeholders in public transport and the expansion of the electric bicycle network.


“Over the past year, we have grown from 20 to more than 30 cities. More cities and companies invest in sustainable mobility, so we can say that this is not a trend but a long-term strategy. Users of new forms of transportation have become a critical mass in creating public opinion. The need for faster and more favorable movement from point A to point B with the use of state-of-the-art technology is fulfilled. With the advancement of user experience and the introduction of the latest generation of bikes with a built-in electric motor (pedelec), it is time to realize our vision of integrating public transport through mobile applications,” said the founders of the project, Krešimir Dvorski and Ante Gustin.

This summer, after many years of anticipation, Nextbikes will be used by the citizens and tourists in Split and Dugopolje, as the two cities have been announced as the new Nextbike locations.

Integrated public transport is imperative in tourism, as it allows visitors and tourists can choose to use the bus, train, car or public bicycle system as the magic of combined transport.

The public bicycle system is undoubtedly a great addition to tourist products for tourist destinations, and it is well on its ways to becoming a standard tourist offer.

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